Legislative Issues

The Upstate Update: January 2020 - January 22nd, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, we reflect on 2019's successes, share Upstate Forever's 2020 advocacy priorities, invite you to join us for the ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon, and provide updates on Greenville and Spartanburg's comprehensive planning processes. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: Week 1 - January 19th, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session has started and we have hit the ground running! In this first weekly update, Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins details two black market wildlife trading bills that have been introduced, growing opposition to offshore drilling, and more. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Upstate Update: December 2019 - December 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we share ways to support UF before the end of 2019, information about our upcoming ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon, and more. read more

How one week illustrated almost everything about the energy debate in South Carolina - December 17th, 2019

In one remarkable week (December 9-13, 2019), almost every aspect of the current energy transition debate was illustrated through both the media and through presentations to the SC Public Service Commission. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Upstate Update: May 2019 - May 22nd, 2019

In this month's Upstate Update, we celebrate the results of the Duke Energy basic facilities charge case, report on the ending of the 2019 state Legislative Session, and share how you can get your own exclusive "Be the Upstate" tee. read more

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 18 - May 10th, 2019

In the final 48 hours of the 2019 Legislative Session, both of our tracked solar bills (the Energy Freedom Act and Solar on Superfund) passed and now await Governor McMaster's signature. And they passed unanimously! This and more in the final Legislative Update of 2019. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 17 - May 5th, 2019

Heading in to the last week of the 2019 session, the Energy Freedom Act gets a surprise second reading, the Solar on Superfund bill hits the house floor, and dueling offshore drilling resolutions advance. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 16 - April 28th, 2019

There are only two weeks — just six working days — left in the 2019 state legislative session. Read the latest on the Energy Freedom Act (a.k.a. the Solar Bill), which needs a vote this week, plus three key items on the agenda this week. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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